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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Which of the following does Chesterton say of the separation of philosophy and religion?
(a) It is a universal pattern in heathenism.
(b) It divides the population into thinkers and believers.
(c) All of the above.
(d) It is why science will never be fully satisfactory.
2. How does Chesterton describe Asia?
3. What does the intellectual distinction that Chesterton sees in Christ suggest to him?
(a) Control of the situation.
(b) A mastermind.
(d) Probable distaste for vulgar claims of divinity.
4. What does Chesterton determine is unique about Christ in comparison with the founders of the other major religions?
(a) His claim to divinity.
(b) His missing childhood.
(c) His ability to heal.
(d) The enduring quality of his teachings.
5. What two important elements from the past did the arrival of Christ unite, according to Chesterton?
(a) God and man.
(b) Faith and morality.
(c) The beliefs of the shepherds and the philosophers.
(d) Religion and exclusion.
6. What great paradox rests at the heart of Christianity?
(a) God asks for faith when he could universally create it.
(b) The concept of an all powerful God being as helpless as an infant.
(c) On earth, God was subject to the power of humans.
(d) God had to die to influence the world.
7. What emotions does Chesterton say a first time reader of the New Testament would experience?
(a) Sadness and loss.
(b) Surprise and fear.
(c) Awe and wonder.
(d) Anger and revulsion.
8. What does Chesterton say a newcomer would notice is NOT in the New Testament?
(b) The direct influence of God.
9. What does Chesterton say created the opportunity for opulence and moral degradation to enter into mainstream life in Rome?
(b) Prisoners bringing other traditions.
(c) Memories of Carthage.
(d) No religious standard.
10. According to Chesterton, what social point does divinity being born as an outcast make?
(a) God can rise up from the lowest point.
(b) Individuals are important.
(c) God is not allied with any government or state.
(d) None of these.
11. Which of the following does Chesterton say is an important element in the Christian faith?
(a) The master suffering instead of his servants.
(c) The concept of a single life on earth.
(d) The duality of heaven and hell.
12. How does Chesterton characterize the wanderings of Jesus?
(a) A search.
(b) The movement of someone to whom physical location is irrelevant.
(c) A journey into fire.
(d) A quest.
13. When morality and faith in the gods was crumbling in Rome, what else does Chesterton say was crumbling?
(a) Desire for violence.
(b) Intellectuality and philosophy.
(d) The hope for mankind.
14. What does Chesterton call mankind in his conclusion?
(a) Something really different under the sun.
(b) Created in the likeness of God.
(c) None of these answers.
(d) A race of gods.
15. To the Romans, who were used to hearing about so many different sects and religions, what does Chesterton say was different when they heard about Christ?
(a) The way in which it was said.
(b) They were ready for violence.
(c) There was no hope left.
(d) In their souls they knew it was true.
Short Answer Questions
1. To what does Chesterton compare early Christianity?
2. What does Chesterton say is unique about the Church Militant?
3. According to Chesterton, how much of the church as ever been threatened by extinction?
4. Which of the following is imagery that Chesterton says is important from the Christmas story?
5. What evidence does Chesterton present to support his claim that Christ was many sided?
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